Corporate Social Responsibility
An effective diversity program is one that has been designed to diminish race and gender inequality in the workplace. The idea of representation as the primary measure of effectiveness has long been the accepted practice. However, there are those that argue that, while still important, representation should not be the only measure. As many experts claim, companies need to look beyond representation to see diversity as something "richer and all-encompassing," to be integrated throughout corporate vision, objectives and strategy. Corporate diversity must be brought to the next level by empowerment through quality decisions and strategic management. This is most effectively demonstrated through clearly defined policies and processes.
In response, American Mitsuba Corporation has developed a new corporate policy of Equality and Inclusion. It is the intent of AMC to ensure an environment where all individuals and/or organizations (encompassing Associates, suppliers, customers, contractors and visitors) associated with American Mitsuba Corporation are treated equally, and provided the same opportunity to succeed regardless of color, nationality, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, class, family status, economic status or appearance.
American Mitsuba in Monroeville, IN recruited the services of a law firm to engage in diversity training for managers and supervisors before extending the same education to all Associates. The Associate Handbook provides that "no use of social media may defame or discriminate against another person on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law." Associates are expected to maintain the positive image and reputation of American Mitsuba.
American Mitsuba is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with all state and federal anti-discrimination regulations. AMC has anti-harassment policies at each facility. Protection is also addressed in Mitsuba's policy on e-mail, voicemail and internet use, stating that "no message with derogatory or inflammatory remarks about an individual or group's race, age, disability, religion, national origin, physical attributes or sexual orientation may be transmitted or forwarded using American Mitsuba systems."
The ideals behind corporate diversity encompass more than just acceptance and conformity to legislative requirements. True corporate diversity extends beyond achieving the minimal in order to promote and reflect the many faces and talents of the surrounding community.
[1. The condition of having or being composed of differing elements : variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people in a group or organization. ]